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Seventh Son of a Seventh Son [Enhanced, Import, Limited Edition]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
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By the release of this landmark eighth album, Iron Maiden had settled into what's generally considered their classic line-up. With Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Nicko McBrain operating at the very peak of their form, band mastermind, main songwriter and bassist Steve Harris decided to extend the Maiden remit yet further by unveiling their very first concept work. Contemporary critics scoffed in the face of such a grandiose gesture, but Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son spawned no fewer than four British hit singles and remains an indomitable highlight of the Maiden's illustrious career. From the strident commercial metal of "Can I Play With Madness", through the keyboard-enhanced epic bombast of the title track, to the fretboard intricacies and chest-beating machismo of "Only The Good Die Young", Seventh Son finds Iron Maiden at their most assured and creative. Essentially, this is a spectacular example of 22-carat heavy metal. Ian Fortnam --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Masterpiece Nov. 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is the all time classic Maiden Album. Even the artwork is my favourite out of all their albums. The full spectrum of music from driving metal to entrancing harmonies create an incedible listening atmosphere. The entire band's performance is 5 star with the MVP being shared by Bruce and Nicko.
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By Tommy Skylar TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
After experimenting with synthetizers on 1986's "Somewhere In Time" a progressive album,Iron Maiden releases the last of their classic albums with "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son" and goes even further in the progressive sound with this release.They were influenced by Rush on this one borrowing much of the progressive rock sound,and they fused it witth Heavy Metal beautifully.SSOASS is also a concept album based on Orson Scott Card's "Seventh Son" book,wich was released in 1987 since then the book has gotten many sequels and it takes much of the same story as the book and put them into their song lyrics and this is definatly an intellectual album,Steve Harris really chose a great story and made converted it into an album that can now be considered as some of his best work.Each song on the album tells a part of the story about a child born with clairvoyant powers and if you can understand what happens in each song you will be able to enjoy this album better.This is sadly the last of the classic lineup's 4 albums,four incredible albums that you have to get.

The songs on the album are generally great and some of them really stand out here is the songs and the story behind them that might not know about.First up is the incredible opener "Moonchild" is about the devil plaguing the seventh son's mother its a song with a chorus that will get stuck in your head and a fast tempo.Next is "Infinite Dreams" is about dreams and imagination that the father of the seventh son has,its slower nearly ballad song filled with tempo changes,a song that i didn't like at first but i have growned to love so much that its one of my favourite song on the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seventh album is first on the list July 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
Iron Maiden's first and only one true concept album. Every song is there for a reason and the album couldn't stand the loss of one of them. It's just one piece from the very beginning until the very end.
1-Moonchild : Great intro with keyboards. It just prepares you for the excellence. 10/10
2-Infinite dreams : In the same vein as Revelations. Brilliant. 10/10
3-Can I play with madness : The commercial song of the album. But still has its place on a "serious" album. Catchy, very 80's sounding but is still good today. 9/10
4-The evil that men do : A great rocker and a great chorus. 9/10
5-7th son of a 7th son : A 10 minute long epic that sums all of the best things in this album (and in Maiden). A masterpiece very close to Rime of the ancient mariner, great instrumental break. 10/10
6-The prophecy : A very heavy and dark chorus with great voices by Bruce and a beautiful acoustic outro. 9/10
7-The clairvoyant : The other "commercial" song of the album. Great guitar work during the verses. Catchy. 9/10
8-Only the good die young : Closes the album in a great way, as good as Moonchild did open it. 9/10
Individually not the strongest album. But you have to look at the ensemble to see how genius this is. The ultimate Iron Maiden album. The ultimate heavy metal album. The ultimate album. This is the one I would like to be buried with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic May 11 2005
Format:Audio CD
Not alot to say but a must for any iron maiden fan or any metal fan for that matter. Probably the most underrated cd maiden has released. It's title track is epic. One of my favorite songs ever and probably maidens most underrated song. The instrumental part at the end can't have been better. "The Evil That Men Do" is also a good song and has very interesting not very maiden lyrics. "Can I Play With Madness" is definitly the rocker of the bunch and probably the only song a regular maiden would've heard of on this cd.
DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE LACK OF HITS. Though it might not be the most popular album it is right up there with number of the beast which I might add is also definitly worth looking at.
A good buy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not really as good as Somewhere In Time June 17 2004
By Ironman
Format:Audio CD
This album is OK in my book, but some songs lack the energy used in all past Iron Maiden albums. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son has some great songs but lacks energy and power.
Moonchild: 2/5 - OK, I really can't stand this song for some reason, but that's just my opinion. The music really saved this song's ass.
Infinite Dreams: 5/5 - The first of very few great songs is a soft-heavy song with many tempo changes. The lyrics really amazed me after a disappointing opener. This song is a sure fire fan favourite.
Can I Play With Madness: 5/5 - Finally, a progressive classic from the album. The chorus here is outstanding, and the music really mixes great with the rythems. This song also has a beautiful instrumental section around the midway.
The Evil That Men Do: 4.9/5 - Oh My! I believe this the hit off the album, it really brightens the album. Great guitars! I just don't think this song has the same energy used in the past two songs. But what the hell, this song is a must-hear by all Iron Maiden fans.
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: 5/5 - The first time Iron Maiden created a song over 9 minutes from their own ideas. A very heavy, melodic and awesome track. A long song with one heck of a chorus and the best vocals(I think)on the whole CD. Also the music matches the chorus perfectly, in fact, it matches the chorus exactlly.
The Prophecy: 4.5/5 - Alright, this song rocks but it doesn't seem to amaze me except in few sections of the song. Give it a shot!
The Clairvoyant: 5/5 - Nice bass! This song is freakin' awesome, I can't figure out why some people don't like this song so much. I personally would buy this album(if I ever loose my current copy) just for this song and the 5/5 marked tracks.
Only The Good Die Young: 4/5 - Strange title!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good as picture discs go
Good as picture discs go. quality - not so much. if you plan on listening to these at all. dont get the picture discs, get the 180g black. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Evan
3.0 out of 5 stars Domage
Qualite de son decevante mais ne pouvais pas trouver une copie original :-(
Published 1 month ago by Sylvain Emond
5.0 out of 5 stars maiden
iron maiden is the greatest band ever live and on record this is a must for all maiden fans and first time maiden fans.
Published 16 months ago by mike rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden -- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son -- Vinyl
One of my favorite Iron Maiden albums, grew up listening to this. I am always wary of picture vinyl LP's as they can sometimes introduce artifacts into the surface that make it... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Joel Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of their best art in my opinion
Gathering together all 8 or the released picture disc vinyl commemorating the 2013 UK tour. Now I can finally have a completed collection of these fabulous pieces of art work on... Read more
Published 17 months ago by RIP
3.0 out of 5 stars Falls just a little short
This is a concept album, a la "The Wall" from Floyd, Green Day's "American Idiot", or even Tommy. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Langer
3.0 out of 5 stars Better now than I remember in 1988...alot has happened.
First off I've been a Maiden fan since 1982. My first album was actually "The Beast", released in March of that year, (got the "LP" for my 14th B-day in june 1982) and once I heard... Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2008 by J. Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars 5+
Maiden went up and down(very slightly) and up, and way up(7th Son) and stayed there until there dissappointing follow up albums(F.O.T.D., and N.P.F.T.D.). Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by Matthew Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars Maiden reach their limit for the first time, overall
This was their best album overall when it was released, the most complete and also the best individuall songs. Read more
Published on June 12 2004 by Reakan
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